Latest Issue

Letters: January/February 2020

Readers respond to the December issue

By Prospect Team   Winter Special

A cropped shot of our December cover

Road to failure

Jack Shenker’s assessment of the Corbyn movement (“Inside Left,” December) was thoughtful and in depth, raising many valid points that the Labour leader’s detractors—both inside and outside the party—would do well to take on board. However, I fear that some of the strengths to which he alludes will form the basis of the ultimate failure of “Corbynism” and Labour’s recent conversion to full-throated socialism.

While broad coalitions are always praised for their diversity of opinion, Labour’s uneasy alliance of…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect